Addisol markets a variety of grades of additives. These performance- and process-enhancing ingredients serve as valuable extenders and functional components of a wide variety of formulation projects.
Crude oil is a very complex mixture of hydrocarbons. Some with very high paraffinic wax can create critical flow problems, even at ambient temperatures. This is due to high melting points and long-chain paraffin crystallizing at the cloud point or below. In general, there are three problems: increased viscosity, a higher pour point, and increasing wax deposition. A number of methodologies have been employed to fix the flow problem, such as using pigging, heating, solvent dilution, and a paraffin inhibitor. Depending on the specific conditions, one methodology or combination of several are used to achieve the most economical method to keep the crude oil flowing.